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ThingsCon Salon Twente: Intimate Technology

ThingsCon Salon Twente: Intimate Technology

Technology is getting closer and closer to our body - and minds. Wearables read our behaviour and reason about our desires and intentions; fashion becomes connected and can change its characteristics; our data is shared, combined, analyzed and integrated to enhance its effects. New interfaces emerge based on technology mediated conversations, including the senses of touch, sound and smell. Sensors read our body and brain and extend our possibilities to express ourselves, but also limit what we can hide. Combined with artificial intelligence, nanotech and robotics, our relation with near body technology becomes ever more invasive, and more complete. Welcome to the intriguing world of intimate technology.

In this ThingsCon Salon we will tap into these changes and learn how technology becomes more intimate. ThingCon, DesignLab and Creative Technology at the University Twente will co-host the event and combine insights from science and ethics with experiences, experiments and products from fashion and art.

The Salon includes workshops (16-18.00) to explore the new intimate technology paradigms. In the evening we will have a meetup with speakers that dive into the different aspects of the topic. (19-21.00).

Programme

16-18:00 two concurrent workshops by 

By Lancel/Maat: Designing a Visual Toolkit for offline behaviour

By Edwin Dertien: Animatronic Body Augmentation

18:00 walking diner

18:30 - Walk in 
18:55 - Welcome by Frank Kresin, Iskander Smit 
and Alma Schaafstal
19:00 - Viola van Alphen 
19:20 - Jan van Erp 
19:40 - Angelika Mader 
20:00 - Experiences workshops Edwin Dertien & Lancel/Maat 
20:20 - Jamy Li 
20:40 - Nicolai Liberati 
21:00 - Peter-Paul Verbeek 
21:10 - Drinks

Confirm your presence in the meet up here!

Confirm your presence in the workshop by Edwin Dertien here!

Confirm your presence in the workshop by Lancel/Maat here!